Saturday, August 22, 2009

Night out with fam

Tonight the family took me out to Tuggs for a belated birthday dinner. Jod and Ry were unable to make it due to feeling sick,so I hope she feels better. Mom and Dad gave me money for some dansko's .... YAY. And they also got the print from Ikea that I wanted....double YAY. And of course seeing Raina was always exciting. And to top off the night we got to see Shane hit the dance floor which is always exciting.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bittersweet ending

Its sound ridiculous but in many ways, it seems just like yesterday that Heather was standing behind the A&W counter, and I walked in, and introduced myself to her. It was in March of 2003, that I started at the A&W. Who would have known that so much of my life would be transformed during/through a job. It has been an amazing journey that I will never forget. I have met many people that will forever be in my thoughts and memories. On August 19th 2009 I said my goodbyes, not only to co-workers, but a building that has felt almost like a home away from home. I can't thank Bonnie and Steve enough for helping me out all these years, and now giving my brother a job there.

Heath and I couldnt find any pics from all the years. Most of the earlier ones are on normal photos rather than digital. But we did find these 2 pics from about 2 years back when Heather brought El and Ky to come and see me at work. Good times. They will be remembered....but now I have new places to go. I will be starting my internship at Omegon next week.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A day out with Thomas (with Ky & El)

Uncle Matty and Auntie Heather bought tickets to take the boys (Ky & El= nephews) to see Thomas the Train. It was such a fun day. Besides riding Thomas, Ky said his favorite part of the day was the "Human Carwash", and El's favorite part of the day was the castle with balls to play in. In addition to all that, the boys were able to sit on big comfy bean bags to watch "Thomas the Train" movies, get new T-shirts from their Aunt and Uncle, eat hotdogs and fries for lunch, and play on the large inflatable slides.

The day then ended by going to IKEA to see rescue dogs that were up for adoption. Ky definitely loved this part. He cuddled up to all the dogs, who obviously appreciated all the lovin' he was giving them. What a fun day with the boys. Now, we come home and crash :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Heather

What a great night to start our first family blog. After my husband being gone for 3 days with his family on vacation, he drove home, just to have a fun birthday night planned for me. During our relationship, Matt has made me burnt hamburgers on the grill once, and also has made me some killer mac n cheese meals. He even has perfected cheese on a tortilla. Even though these are all very nice things, which I have always appreciated, Matt has never made me a REAL meal, and I say that very kindly :). But today, that has changed. I came home from work, already very excited to see him, but I was even more excited when I came up the stairs to wonderful smell, a set table, with even a typed menu sitting on the table, and my husband standing in an apron with oven mits in hand.
The birthday menu includes Beef brisket, garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, and french bread. With a little tutoring and teaching from Cari, while he was at the cabin, he put together a beautiful meal for me. ON the TV, he had my favorite show "Army Wives" playing, with a few more downloaded episodes from Itunes to watch together tonight. Cari, Phil and the kids sent an awesome sweatshirt from Huddles Resort for my birthday. After dinner, Matt gave me my present, which was white gold hoop earrings (Way to go Matty). And if thats not enough, he also sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a balloon to work today. And for once it was not carnations :) My baby is learning :) I have to say that my husband beyond surprised me, and I have yet another reason, to say I am one of the luckiest girls in the world.